RYE, N.Y. -- Author Denise Otten is coming to the Rye Free Reading Room.
Otten will present her book "Curing Courtney" from 3 to 5 p.m., Saturday, at the Rye Free Reading Room. The public is invited to meet Otten, who will share stories with those in attendance.
"'Curing Courtney' is the empowering true story of a mother and daughter's triumph over the deadly autoimmune hepatitis that threatened to take the life of 7-year-old Courtney," according to a news release from the Rye Free Reading Room. "After five years of treatment by some of the best pediatric hepatologists in New York City, the doctors told Courtney's mom, 'The meds aren't working.' The next step for 12-year-old Courtney was a leukemia-type drug and a possible liver transplant. Frustrated and angry that the doctors had stolen Courtney's childhood with their standard protocol that failed and the side-effects of high doses of prednisone ... Denise Otten took it upon herself to find an alternative treatment. Thanks to scientifically proven nutraceuticals and vitamins, plus a baseball autographed by Yankees star Derek Jeter, Courtney went into remission in a matter of months and is now a slim, beautiful, teenage athlete."